Ending Gun Violence: Wear Orange is in 77 days
Moms Against Guns Violence organized the 1st planning meeting for Wear Orange on March 28th. This year, there have been 130 mass shootings. Just this month there have been 38 mass shootings with at least 57 people killed and 133 wounded. After this week’s shooting in Nashville what are we called to do to advocate for common sense gun control? Participating in Wear Orange can be a way of mobilizing with people in our community who want to prevent gun violence.
If you are interested in attending future planning meetings or learning more about the local Moms Demand Action organizers email Lead Mary Graden.
Why participate in Wear Orange?
Friday June 2nd will be recognized as the 9th National Gun Violence Awareness Day, followed by Wear Orange Weekend June 3rd and 4th.
Everyone who believes we can and must solve the problem of gun violence in America, will take action and stand together in a bold statement of resilience and fortitude as we advance our efforts to prevent gun violence.
How Wear Orange Originated:
On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student from the south side of Chicago marched in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade. One week later she was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. On June 2, 2015 on Hadiya’s Birthday, Wear Orange originated. Wear Orange is now observed nationally on the first Friday of June and the following weekend.
A mass shooting is defined as 4 or more people.